Getting closer to Marie wasn't my downfall, falling in love with her was; she was too young. I should have tried harder at ignoring my feelings - my desires. People would talk. I knew they would, they'd say I was an animal. That I took advantage of her and corrupted her. Maybe I did, but those people didn't seem to understand how much of a drug she was for me. Every time I wanted to stop, to pull away, she'd bring me right back in. Maybe it's true that what you think of me is correct, that I'm a very sick man. But even after all this time, after everything we went through to be together,

Loving her was worth it.